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“Carried to OH Swarm of Bees”


Description from Eeka Mouse: I was driving to work Friday morning in a snowstorm when the most amazing song came on the radio - compelling, intense, riveting. I'm so glad stations post their playlists online because the weather was too bad for me to make a note of the title/artist...

The song is 'Bloodbuzz Ohio' found on the album High Violet, by the National. Don't be put off by the name of the song - give it a listen.

Don't take my word for it - from a NY Times article on the band (4-23-10): "Michael Stipe, the lead singer of R.E.M., told me that when he took Mike Mills, R.E.M.’s bass player, to hear the National perform in London, it took Mills only half of one song to exclaim, “This is the most amazing thing I’ve heard in years.” Stipe explains: “It’s instantaneous. It touches you.” "


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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice pick love te bees!

  2. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! I’ll have to give it a listen! You’ve piqued my curiosity. I love, love, love REM. :D

  3. Daisy Chick - Dawn
    Daisy Chick - Dawn says:

    I will have to listen to it too! I love REM also! Great pick!

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Very cool pick, Eeka…I love the way you placed the components! I, too, love REM, and will have to listen to that song. BTW, my name is actually Deborah, and its meaning is “the bee”!

  5. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing that, Mary! I’m gonna check them out because you have me curious now and I think I’ll trust REM’s judgement when it comes to music! :)

  6. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thought I’d pop in for a minute – I like this pick! The bees are so cute. I also like REM, and finding artists that aren’t in the “pop mainstream” is one of my favorite things! (Check out the Black Ghosts or MuteMath some time.)

  7. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Hmm, I detect a pattern here… like to bead, like R.E.M… (double hmm, will we be seeing R.E.M.-based FPs?)

    Thanks Deb, had no idea Deborah meant ‘bee’.

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Well, they say you learn something new every day (even if it’s a useless piece of trivia about the meaning of Deborah)! I’m much more interested in finding out just how many of us are REM fans, and hearing that song! :D

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    The album arrived yesterday. It is excellent!

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